Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 for Irene Cummings Guillory at St. Landry Catholic Church. The Reverend Monsignor Louis Melancon will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Irene Cummings Guillory, age 99 and a longtime resident of Opelousas, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Prompt Succor Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Ms. Irene was a devout catholic and attended St. Landry Catholic Church religiously. She loved spending time with her family at family gatherings. In her free time, she enjoyed going to the casino. Ms. Guillory will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her grandson, Glenn "Thad" Guillory of Baton Rouge; special great-niece, Sandra T. Ryder of Opelousas; and special friend, Liz Dunbar of Opelousas.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elmer Guillory; parents, Louis and Lela McBride Cummings; son, Glenn T. Guillory; daughter-in-law, Dee Guillory; brothers, Edwin R. Cummings, A.B. Cummings, Ebenezer Miller and Montgomery Miller; sisters, Isabella M. Gautreaux and Virginia M. Bourgeois; and a very special niece, Jeanette G. Thibodeaux.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home. It will continue in the funeral home on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening.
Pallbearers will be Mike Ryder, Dylan Ryder, Sandra Ryder, Vanessa Ortego, Josh Jolivette and Charles Cummings.
The family would like to thank Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care and Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home for their care and compassion during Ms. Irene Guillory's time of need.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.